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Family Fact of the Week: Minority Families Suffer Most from the Prevalence of Abortion

Posted By Josh Shepherd On January 24, 2013 @ 3:33 pm In Culture | Comments Disabled

January 22 marked the 40th sobering anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision [1], which legalized abortion-on-demand nationwide. Now, many Americans are looking closer at the trends surrounding the practice of abortion.

Today, half of all abortions are performed on minority women, according to the latest official figures published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Since the 1970s, the share of abortions performed on white women in America has decreased by 24 percent, while the share performed on African American women has increased by 34 percent. And while African Americans are 13 percent of the population, they account for over 42 percent of the abortions.

After 40 years of our nation devaluing life, our leaders in Washington should advocate policies that would allow each new life to flourish to its full potential.

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[1] Roe v. Wade decision: http://www.heritage.org/initiatives/rule-of-law/judicial-activism/cases/roe-v-wade

[2] Image: http://blog.heritage.org/wp-content/uploads/236-FF-download.jpg

[3] here: http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/mp3/AbortionAndMinorityWomen.mp3

[4] learn more here: http://www.ambassadoradvertising.com/our-partners/heritage-foundation

[5] Culture Watch e-newsletter: http://www.heritage.org/family

[6] Image: http://familyfacts.org/charts/sex-and-childbearing

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